verb (used with object), en·cir·cled, en·cir·cling.
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Example sentences from the Web for encircle
The building’s east side had been cleared of all protesters and encircled in barricades.Woman dies after shooting in U.S. Capitol; D.C. National Guard activated after mob breaches building|Washington Post Staff|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
These currents, which stretch from the eastern seaboard across to southern Europe and northern Africa, encircle a region known as the Sargasso Sea.How Sea Turtles Find Their Way - Issue 94: Evolving|Jason G. Goldman|December 16, 2020|Nautilus
This is likely because the cookies are in a soft container, so they’re not as easily jostled, and the baggies can be thoroughly encircled with bubble wrap.
Theories of solar system formation predict that most planets are born in a disk of gas and dust that encircles a young star.Planets with many neighbors may be the best places to look for life|Lisa Grossman|November 16, 2020|Science News
Further, booms — floating curtains made of plastic or other materials that serve as barriers to contain oil — could be used to encircle the vessel before it sinks, he said.A stranded oil tanker at risk of spilling in the Caribbean looks to be safe — for now|Jariel Arvin|October 22, 2020|Vox
Flesh encircled him at the main pool of the Paradise Hotel and Residences at Boca.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Plus “The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth/And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath”?
De Merode is hundreds of miles from his wife and daughters, encircled by hostile forces, a target on the back of his uniform.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo|Nina Strochlic|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With Donetsk now encircled, the stage is set for a final and potentially very bloody urban showdown.As the Key Battle Looms, a Report from Ukraine's Front Lines|Jamie Dettmer|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The 7,000-ton freighter is still stocked with sake bottles and four fighter planes, and it is encircled by gray reef.
It was encircled by a ditch, but the drawbridge was down, and the rust on its chains argued that long had it been so.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
In the outer part of the garden, especially towards the north-west, a thick border of trees encircled it, as with a frame.Skipper Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
With her all-powerful and elastic muscles she encircled and oppressed her mount, clawing with two great talons at his breast.Charles Baudelaire, His Life|Thophile Gautier
He was not of the Allied Patrol nor of any branch of the police force that encircled the world in its operations.Astounding Stories, May, 1931|Various
In the center of the encircled valley a lake shimmered blue as the sky, and about that lake was a city.Valley of the Croen|Lee Tarbell